Courtesy of A Day With HIV
Almost 7,000 people, including 900 children, contract HIV every day around the world. They join an estimated 34.2 million people already living with the disease. On Friday, Sept, 21, people everywhere – those who are both HIV positive and negative – are being asked to share images from their lives.
Positively Aware created the “A Day With HIV” campaign three years ago so that people around the world can share digital photographs recording moments of their day. The goal? To focus attention on the daily trials and triumphs of people living with and impacted by HIV and AIDS through a collective portrait project.
“We’re asking everyone affected by HIV, whether they are positive or negative, to share with all of us an image of their life that expresses what it means to live with HIV,” says Jeff Berry of Positively Aware.
Here’s how to participate:
Take a picture on Sept. 21 that best reflects your life – be it with family, friends, at work or somehow relating to what it means to live or be impacted by the disease.
Photos need to be submitted by Tuesday, Sept. 25, on the project’s website or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). People can also follow “A Day with HIV” on Facebook and Twitter (@A_Day_With_HIV) to see updates and share photographs.
The final photos selected for the photo essay of “A Day with HIV” will be announced in October 2012 and select images will be published in the November/December issue of Positively Aware magazine – with four unique covers for this special issue.
“Their images, captured over a single day,” says Berry, “will create a rich photographic tapestry of hope, strength and support.”